alte Säge

An old sawmill on the Austrian Weissensee has been extensively renovated and is now home to four extraordinary apartments. You will still find a lot of wood within this house, which is no longer used just as a raw material, but also for the walls, floors and gables, In combination with large window areas and unusually cut rooms, a set of modern and homely apartments have been created. Some feature a loft flair, with views into the open gable area and overhanging oriels above the millstream.

Two new apartments were added in the summer of 2017, in the large garden of the Alte Säge. The building practically grows out of the terraced terrain. Its tower-like entrances are encased in Corten steel and offer views into the deeper, embedded bedrooms through 4.5-meter-high windows. The living rooms open with large windows to the lake side. A lot of wood has also been used in these apartments, just as in the old sawmill, but they also feature an interplay with exposed concrete.

A bathing spot at the lake is only a few steps away. You can also can rent the “Badehütte Weissensee” bath-house together with one of the apartments. This award-winning building was constructed entirely of larch wood and stands out by its contemporary architecture. In winter returning to your apartment in the “Alte Säge” is especially pleasant: you can warm up in the sauna or then curl up on the sofa by the stove.

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What to do

Swimming, hiking (200 km marked hiking trails), mountain biking (22 MTB tracks with 150 km of all difficulty levels), diving, ice diving, running & Nordic Walking, fishing, winter sports (ice skating, ice hockey, curling, skiing, cross country skiing, tobogganing)

Why we like this house

The extraordinary architecture, the hearty service and the idyllic location by the lake make the alte Säge unique.

This house is great for

Great for families!

Owner picture


Alte Säge: where two women rule the roost. Irmgard Mosser (right) manages the property on site. She brings the warmth and cosiness to these apartments and knows what her guests need to feel at home. She has great tips for each and every guest because she knows the area like the back of her hand. Angela Frey discovered the old, empty sawmill and designed the apartments to suit the way she likes to live when on holiday. Together, Irmgard and Angela strive to continuously improve your experience here at Alte Säge.


Region/Town AT – Austria, Carinthia, Weissensee, Neusach
Name alte Säge
Scenery in the Alps, 50 meters from the shores of lake Weissensee
Number of guests 6 apartments for 2 - 6 people
Completed 2012, Bathhouse 2007, Extention 2017
Design DI Peter Jungmann, Lienz
Published various, e.g. the guardian, LIVING AT HOME, zuhause wohnen
Special Features Guests can also rent the bath house on the lake
Awards Wood construction price Carinthia 2007 (bathhouse), Carinthian Building Award 2008 (bathhouse)
Price Carinthian Construction Award 2017
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Loft, Meeting, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna
Same PartnerIselhof
Same ArchitectUfogel

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  1. Ein Refugium für Zeitgeister in unmittelbarer Nähe zum Weissensee. So viel Charme und ein reduzierter Stil, ohne viel shishi und mit außergewöhnlichem Stil. Zu jeder Jahreszeit eine Reise wert, weil die Wohnungen so viele angenehme Ecken bieten. Zum Lesen, Plaudern, zum Kuscheln und auch zum Arbeiten ist es super!
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  2. Voller Freude sind wir angekommen und unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen. Tolle Blicke hinaus, schöne echte Materialien – eine Freude das geölte Holz an Boden und Wänden, die Küchen gut ausgestattet, sodaß das Kochen ein familiärer Treff wird. Danke den Gastgeberinnen!
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  3. Wunderbare Ecken zum Wohlfühlen, ein Ort des guten Geschmacks. Supernette Menschen, die sich freuen, dass wir die Zeit genießen und uns Tipps geben. Über die Dinnerbox und das Frühstückskistl waren wir entzückt. Gerne wieder!
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  4. Zu viert waren wir bereits das dritte Mal in der alten Säge. Wir entdecken jedes Jahr die Wohnung neu, genießen die Plätze zum Entspannen, Spielen, Ausruhen und Lesen. Heuer konnten wir das Eis so richtig nutzen, die Qualität war fabelhaft. Wenn wir in die Wohnung zurückgekommen sind, war es jedes Mal ein Heimkommen. Zu netten Gastgebern, zur reduzierten Gemütlichkeit. Danke! Wir kommen wieder.
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  5. Die Wohnung 5anker ist ein Chalet mitten im Garten unweit vom Seeufer entfernt. Direkt vom Haus weg geht es in alle Richtungen los. Wir verbrachten eine Woche im Jänner und waren hingerissen von der Ruhe ums Haus, von der liebevollen Betreuung durch Frau Mosser, vom Frühstückskistl und von den hausgemachten Suppen und Currys die wir durchprobiert haben. Ein herrlicher Urlaub bei Freunden!
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